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Climate Change Mitigation
Soft drinks sector braced for sustainability driveEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 14 May 2012
Plans to develop a sustainability roadmap to improve resource efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of the soft drinks industry have been unveiled.
UK needs Scottish renewable energy says MinisterEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 14 May 2012
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing today welcomed a DECC analysis showing that household bills will be lower with green policies and renewable energy than if the UK continues with the status quo.
Costa Rica's Figueres family's green revolutionGuardian Unlimited | 14 May 2012
As the Bonn climate talks begin, John Vidal speaks to former president José María Figueres about Costa Rica's journey towards sustainabilitySay the name Figueres in Costa Rica and it's bound to get a reaction. José "Don Pepe" Figueres led the 1948 revolution, was president three times, nationalised...
Carbon-neutral chocolate arrives in UK by sailGuardian Unlimited | 11 May 2012
At £1.50 a mouthful, it's the UK's most expensive chocolate - but manufacturers say the price reflects the true cost of cocoaWhich ticks more ethical boxes? Fairtrade organic olive oil from the Palestinian territories? Or organic chocolate grown by a co-operative of Grenadian peasant farmers on a...
Scientists urge action on world's biggest problemsReuters | 10 May 2012
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists from 15 countries are calling for a better political response to the provision of water and energy to meet the challenge of feeding a world of 9 billion people within 30 years.
Small island states in clean energy raceGuardian Unlimited | 10 May 2012
Dominica leads group of 52 small island developing states aiming for a 45% cut in emissions in the next 18 yearsThey seldom meet on the cricket or football fields, but the world's small island developing states are informally competing with each other to be the first to ditch fossil fuels and...
World urged to solve green 'dilemmas'Guardian Unlimited | 10 May 2012
Demand for water and energy, natural disasters and measuring carbon dioxide must be prioritised, leading institutions sayThe world's leading scientific institutions have urged governments to focus on three "global dilemmas": growing demands for water and energy, natural disasters and measuring...
Coca-Cola slashes water footprint by 13%Environment Data Interactive Exchange | 10 May 2012
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has revealed it is continuing to make progress on its water, carbon and waste and packaging reductions.
China's big spend on green powerchinadialogue.net | 02 May 2012
As it aims to reduce fossil-fuel use, the country is investing heavily in wind and solar energy. Gansu province, once known for dirty mines and oil wells, is being revitalised, reports Jonathan Watts.The remote, wind-blasted desert of north-western Gansu could be the most unloved, environmentally...
Overconsumption and populationGuardian Unlimited | 26 Apr 2012
The Royal Society says global growth in consumption and population is causing 'pressing' environmental problems, but that reducing consumption in the short-term is of 'utmost urgency'. Leo Hickman, with your help, investigates. Post your views below, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet...
Jenny Jones is 'greenest mayoral candidate'Guardian Unlimited | 26 Apr 2012
Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth report shows Green party candidate coming first in four out of six environmental categoriesKen's No1 for climate change and Boris is top for green spaces, but in the first comprehensive analysis of the environmental manifestos, pledges and published records of...
Earth faces a century of disasters, report warnsGuardian Unlimited | 25 Apr 2012
Economic and environmental catastrophes unavoidable unless rich countries cut consumption and global population stabilisesWorld population needs to be stabilised quickly and high consumption in rich countries rapidly reduced to avoid "a downward spiral of economic and environmental ills", warns a...
Mexico to earn royalty on light bulb carbon creditsReuters | 07 Nov 2011
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Mexico will earn a royalty on carbon credits generated from energy-saving light bulbs through a world-first deal that could pave the way for other developing countries to fund emissions cuts, the investor said on Monday.
Traditional farm methods help climate adaptationReuters | 30 Oct 2011
LONDON (Reuters) - Traditional agriculture methods could help protect food supplies and make agriculture more resilient to the effects of climate change, a report by the UK-based International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) said on Monday.
EU says private sector needed for climate aidReuters | 08 Apr 2011
Industrialized countries will have to enlist the private sector to help deliver $100 billion annually in climate aid to the world's poor by 2020, the European Union's executive Commission said on Friday.
Doctors urged to take climate leadership roleGuardian Unlimited | 05 Apr 2011
Military and medical experts call on doctors to use their position of trust in society to build support for action on climate change. Doctors must take a leading role in highlighting the dangers of climate change, which will lead to conflict, disease and ill-health, and threatens global security, according to a stark warning from an unusual alliance of physicians and military leaders.